Mother accused of setting auto on fire with three kids inside

Texas Mom allegedly sets fire to car with children inside


The mother, who has been openly identified, shot her three daughters, ages 9, 11 and 13, into some auto wash from southwest Houston Sunday evening and started revving her car's motor before it caught fire, according to the metropolis's authorities section. The woman's three children - ages 9, 11, and 13 - were inside.

Precinct 7 officers found Segovia trying to drag her 9-year-old toward a bayou, investigators said. The owner of the vehicle wash says he was one of the many people to call 911. The children were unharmed.

But Segovia tripped and fell before officers caught up and arrested her.

According to Harris County 185th Criminal Court records, Segovia is charged with one count of felony aggravated assault on a family member.

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Segovia is scheduled to appear for a hearing before 185th District Court Judge Susan Brown on Tuesday.

Police said witnesses intervened, prompting the woman to flee on foot with the three young girls.

The woman is also facing a mental health evaluation, the Houston Fox affiliate reported. HFD Arson is investigating.

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